Funding announced for Brandon east community development projects

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Len Isleifson, MLA for Brandon East is welcoming the PC government’s announcement of increased grant support to community organizations and their community development projects as part of re-starting the provincial economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Once again, business leaders in Brandon have stepped up to the plate during a time of need and uncertainty,” said Isleifson. “While the current global pandemic has been the immediate concern of everyone, the actions of local governments, non-profit organizations and others show that we continue to move forward on building a better tomorrow.”

Through the Building Sustainable Communities program, the Manitoba government is providing $10 million in grants to support 344 projects for community development projects province-wide. This includes a total of $257,235 for the following projects in the Brandon constituency:

  • City of Brandon – $60,375
  • YMCA – $20,980
  • YWCA – $3,750
  • Brandon & Area Youth for Christ – $46,353
  • Royal Canadian Legion #3 – $74,758
  • Brandon Neighborhood Renewal Corporation – $51,019

The Manitoba government is increasing this year’s investment in the Building Sustainable Communities program by 25 per cent. The program was developed to help provide a high quality of life for Manitobans by responding to neighbourhood, municipal and regional priorities.

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